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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 4409..


URBAN DESIGN - CRIME PREVENTION AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
Implementation Report

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.59): For the information of members, I present the Implementation Report on the Role of Urban Design in Crime Prevention and Community Safety which was presented to the Assembly on 14 December 1995. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

In light of the time, I do not propose to read my presentation speech, but I seek leave to have it incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

Speech incorporated at Appendix 1.

Debate (on motion by Ms Follett) adjourned.

PAPER

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.59): For the information of members, I present the 1995-96 Report of the National Road Transport Commission. Canberra has not been left off the front page on this occasion.

ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) BILL (NO. 2) 1996

Debate resumed.

MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (4.00): Before lunch we had the most extraordinary, the most pathetic, the most equivocating, the most vacillating - "vacillating" is another good word - speech by a Government Minister that I have heard in this place in a long time. Mr Humphries, the Attorney-General, could not make up his mind whether he wants to support this Bill or not.

Mr Humphries: What is your view?

Mr De Domenico: What are you going to do?

MR WHITECROSS: These are the people who claim to be wanting to run this Territory. They claim to be interested. They claim to have the answers for this Territory, Mr Speaker. Mr Humphries cannot even decide whether he agrees with Mr Moore's Bill or not. Mr Humphries's speech on this matter is all the more extraordinary when you consider that there are only two ideas in the Bill. It is not a complicated Bill. It deals with a movement of the election date, on the one hand, and a four-year term, on the other hand. It is not particularly complicated.


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